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Woman faces theft charge

TRUMAN — A 37-year-old Truman woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Rachel Ruth Menssen has been charged with theft, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: At 11:40 a.m. Nov. 28, 2016, a Fairmont police officer ...

Welcome fest coming up

WELCOME — Welcome Legion and Sons of the Legion will meet 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Welcome Legion Hall. All members are urged to attend. n Next weekend (July 14-16) will be the Welcome Summer Festival. Anyone wishing to have their rummage sale on the map for the citywide rummage sales is ...

Fairmont Foods growing, hiring

FAIRMONT — A multi-million dollar expansion is underway at Fairmont Foods of Minnesota, Inc., adding about 20 new workers to the company’s already burgeoning employee roster. The new construction on the northeast corner of the building will be an offshoot of the existing raw meat ...

Police: Man caught with stolen property

FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. Adam Douglas Byers, 34, has been charged with possession of stolen property, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: On June 18, a Watonwan County ...

Truman council hears updates

TRUMAN — City department leaders provided the Truman City Council with updates on Wednesday. Street Superintendent John Bosshart gave a report on the cleanup taking place in preparation for Truman Days to be held in two weeks. Crosswalks are being painted and the city is working to fix up ...

Garage sale deadline nears

TRUMAN — Friday is the deadline for turning in your Truman Days all-city garage sale applications. The dates of the sales are July 20-22. Participants can choose the days and hours they want their sale. The fee is $15, which is used to cover advertising expenses. 3,000 flyers will be ...

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Correction An article appearing in Wednesday’s edition about Giant Days in Blue Earth included incorrect information about some events. Events that were listed as taking place in downtown Blue Earth on Sunday are actually taking place on Saturday. The times were correct. The only event on ...

Kinship preparing for transition

FAIRMONT — It has been said that change is the only constant, but our reactions to those changes are what make our lives worthwhile. The attitudes around Fairmont Area Kinship have remained positive as the program has undergone several changes in recent years, from acquiring a new director ...

Giant Days begins Friday

BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth’s Giant Days will be held this coming weekend, with some beloved traditions continuing and a few new events added to the mix. Giant Days kicks off Friday with a customer appreciation meal at Juba’s Corner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meal is sponsored by Bevcomm ...

Trimont ready to host ‘Fun Fest’

SHERBURN — A “Lunch and Learn” event sponsored by CREST will be held 11 a.m. today at the Senior Citizens Center in Sherburn. The topic “Cooking for One” will be presented by dietitian Anne Sheppard. Following the presentation, a lunch of pork loin and fresh fruit will be served. ...

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Funding available to buy homes WORTHINGTON — USDA Rural Development has funding available for very low and low-income individuals and families seeking to purchase or repair a home in a rural area. USDA’s Direct Home Loan Program offers financing to qualified very low and low-income ...

Family comes together for fun float

ARMSTRONG — Sunday morning brought a flurry of activity to a little corner of Armstrong as a group of eight cousins and their parents transformed a flatbed trailer into a cloud scene reminiscent of the animated DreamWorks movie, “Trolls.” For the cousins, also known as the “Rezac ...

Fairmont traditions continue for holiday

FAIRMONT — Independence Day traditions will continue on Tuesday as a quartet of customary Fourth of July events take place in Fairmont. The annual Freedom 5K/Color Dash, sponsored by Martin County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, will raise funds to benefit MCBTYR programs for local military ...

Fairmont Police Department: Interns gain coveted experience

FAIRMONT — As you’re out and about this summer, be it at a park, on the water, or out for a stroll, you may run into a couple of new faces. Eian Denton and Luis Figueroa are both working as interns this summer for the Fairmont Police Department, and would be all to happy to say hello. Both ...

Red Cross coming on Thursday

CEYLON — Today is July 1. Since it’s the first Saturday in July, the Ceylon Area Historical Society Museum will be open from 1-3 p.m. Check out the special items from the area, town and school. The museum is across the street from the Ceylon Post Office and west of the bank. Having company ...

Father and son take over pontoon rental business

Steve Petrowiak and his son, Matthew, have recently taken over Leland Leichtnam’s pontoon rental business. Leichtnam plans to move out of the area in the near future, and when Steve heard about it, the two began to talk. “I didn’t want to see it die off,” Steve said of the pontoon ...

Welcome festival to be held July 14-16

WELCOME — Welcome Historical Society Museum will be open from 2-4 p.m. tomorrow. If anyone needs to make an appointment to see the museum during their closed hours, contact Marsha Williams at (507) 236-2034. n Marsha Williams is the captain of the Cancer Fighter’s, one of the teams for ...

GHEC offers summer preschool

GRANADA — This is the first summer that the Granada Huntley- East Chain school has offered a pre-school program. Nineteen students ages 3-5 from the area have enrolled for the first summer, consisting of two three week sections. For the time being, the program is being called Camp ...

K-6 students invited for water fun

TRUMAN — Happy 90th birthday to Jean Urban who is celebrating her birthday today. Cards can reach her at 402 North 4th Ave. East, Apt. 106, Truman, MN 56088. n From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday in July, the Prairieland Solid Waste Facility will accept your household hazardous waste ...

Roadwork set to begin soon

FAIRMONT - On Monday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the City of Fairmont hosted an open house to share information on the resurfacing project on Highway 15 in Fairmont that will begin in July. Businesses and residents were encouraged to attend the event, held at the Holiday Inn ...